Gold Derby was on the red carpet Wednesday for the world premiere of “Feud: Bette and Joan” at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood. FX’s latest anthology series about the epic feud between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford debuts this Sunday, and critics are already raving about it. We interviewed talent both on and off-screen, including producers Ryan Murphy & Alexis Martin Woodall and composer Mac Quayle. Watch our exclusive red carpet chats with Murphy (above), Woodall and Quayle (below).
Producer/writer/director Ryan Murphy: “My favorite part of the show which is so tailor-made for Gold Derby readers is the Oscar episode. We spent months and months recreating that year’s Oscars. My favorite moment I think is the moment is Episode 5 where Maximilian Schell opens the envelope to say who the winner is and you see Bette Davis’ face and you see Joan Crawford’s face and you realize both the triumph and pain of what awards season is.”
Producer Alexis Martin Woodall: “‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ was really life-changing for me and really for all of us. It was lightning in a bottle. I’m excited to go into ‘Feud’ because we had so much success and we know that we can’t do the exact same thing every time, but I feel like it introduces to another audience and to people who understand that we’re still gonna have fun, but we can be weighty at the same time.”
Composer Mac Quayle: “‘Feud’ is about real instruments. My intention was to write period orchestral music that tries to take us back to the early 60s and that period. So in that respect it’s different from any score that I’ve written before and that was challenging but also pretty exciting. Everyone’s been very positive about [the main title sequence]. I like it a lot.”
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